Yeck Education Programs
The Dorothy and Bill Yeck Education Endowment enables The Dayton Art Institute to offer unique educational opportunities that promote and enhance the development of promising artists.
2024 Yeck College Artist Fellowship
Four college students from greater Dayton area studio art college programs will be selected for this unique fellowship opportunity. Fellows receive a professional growth opportunity through real world teaching experience, access to established museum and arts professionals and support in furthering their individual art practices. Receiving a $1,000 stipend to create artwork(s), the achievements of the Yeck College Artist Fellowship culminate with a group exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute.
Applicants are required to submit:
- Artist statement of no more than 250 words
- Digital Art Portfolio of 5-7 artworks
- File type: PowerPoint or Google slides (.ppt, .pptx, .gslides)
- File must be named “Artist last name_yeck23”. (Click here for template)
- One artwork with title, medium, dimensions, and date created per slide
- Letter of Recommendation: Faculty, community members, arts professionals, colleagues preferred.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions about the program or application process.
2024 Yeck High School Scholarship
For the year 2024, 20 talented high school art students from the greater Dayton area will be selected for the Yeck High School Scholarship program at the Dayton Art Institute. Chosen through a competitive portfolio process, selected students will be mentored by artists from the Yeck College Artist Fellowship while being exposed to various ways of creating art. Running from January to March, classes will meet in the evenings once a week for a period of 10 weeks. All art materials will be provided. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for this program.
For consideration High School Students, along with a parent, must apply through the provided link below. Applicants are required to submit:
- 1 letter of recommendation from someone outside of their family. (Teachers, community leaders, mentors, etc.)
- 5 examples of their works of art
- Commit to attending at least 9 classes from January to March